The deadline for homes and businesses in parts of Bunbury, South Bunbury and Dalyellup to switch their landline phone and internet services over to the nbn™ broadband access network is looming, with the existing copper network in the area due to be disconnected this month.
Residents and businesses in parts of Bunbury, South Bunbury and Dalyellup need to order an nbn™ powered plan from a phone or internet provider if they wish to continue using their landline phone and internet services.
The rollout of the nbn™ network is an upgrade to Australia’s landline phone and broadband network. Once the network goes live in a particular area, residents and businesses have an 18 month window to contact their preferred phone or internet provider and make the switch. After this time, the nbn™ network will replace most existing landline phone and internet services and the copper network will be decommissioned.
nbn today urged the remaining residents and businesses in parts of Bunbury, South Bunbury and Dalyellup who have not switched to an nbn™ powered plan to contact their preferred phone or internet provider as soon as possible.
Rachael McIntyre, Head of nbn local Western Australia said:
“Many residents and businesses in the area have been enjoying the benefits that come with accessing services over the nbn™ network since it become available in parts of Bunbury, South Bunbury and Dalyellup almost 18 months ago.
“While the majority of households have switched their broadband services over to the new network, there are those yet to do so and they risk being disconnected once the copper network is decommissioned this month.”
“Making the switch to the nbn™ network is not automatic which means people who want to maintain their landline phone and internet access must contact their preferred phone or internet provider to place an order for an nbn™ powered plan as soon as possible.
“We are particularly urging people with special equipment, including EFTPOS terminals and medical^ and security alarms, which operate using a landline phone connection, to check with their preferred service provider about their compatibility and assistance in moving these services across to the nbn™ network.”
Rachael said people do have a choice. They can switch to fast broadband through the nbn™ network or they can choose to make do with mobile solutions.
For more information, visit www.nbn.com.au